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Quilting 101: Beginning at the Beginning

This class is for beginning quilters or those quilters who want to polish or improve their techniques. We will cover how to prepare your fabric, safe and accurate cutting of fabric, and sewing basic patchwork blocks.

Duration: Five (5) 3-hour weekly sessions


Learning Objectives

Week 1

  •      General Overview of Steps to Making a Quilt
  •      Quilting Safety
  •      Selecting Fabric
  •      Preparing Fabric

Week 2

  •      Getting to Know Your Rulers
  •      Safe and Accurate Cutting of Fabric

Week 3

  •      Getting a ¼” seam allowance
  •      Cutting and Piecing Rectangles
  •      Rail Fence block
  •      Streaks of Lightening block

Week 4

  •      Cutting and Piecing Squares
  •      Pressing for efficient piecing (opposing seams)
  •      4-patch block
  •      9-patch block

Week 5

  •      Irish Chain block
  •      Putting blocks together: sewing blocks into rows and rows into a quilt top
Skill Level:
Materials Included:
Includes patterns and handouts
You will need to purchase fabric and basic quilting supplies
Instructor Name:
Jackie Barry

Quilting 101: Beginning at the Beginning

$ 150.00
Pieceful Gathering Designs has a number of patterns that are available for wholesale.

Please contact the shop directly (847) 516-7911, or email us at for further information.
Contact Us
    • 847-516-7911
  • 106 Northwest Hwy.
  • Fox River Grove, IL 60021